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Business Fours tees off in Glasgow with success for Clydesdale Bank

The qualifiers of Business Fours got underway in Glasgow at the stunning championship course, Mar Hall.

The 2018 Business Fours tournament for golf-loving companies throughout Scotland teed off with the Glasgow qualifier.

Supported by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and insider.co.uk, a host of teams took to the stunning championship course at Mar Hall near Erskine for a fantastic day of golf.

Players from Insider joined keen golfers from Clydesdale Bank, Equator Scotland, Brewin Dolphin and Begbies Traynor competing for individual prizes and team qualification for the national finals in St Andrews at the end of May.

How Business Fours works

Business Fours' stableford format sees the combined scores of colleagues from companies taking part deciding who qualifies for St Andrews.

For pairings, players are split up to allow for networking opportunities on the day, as well as some good quality golf.

The heavy overnight rain thankfully stopped as play commenced under blue skies and the conditions were great on the course - especially the quick and immaculate greens.

There was various individual prizes up for grabs at the event supported by tournament prizes sponsor, demolition and industrial dismantling specialists, Kinetic Demolition.

The 'nearest the pin' prizes were picked up by Gordon MacDonald from Brewin Dolphin and guest of Insider.co.uk for the day, Martin Egan of Dawn Homes, at holes 6 and 10 respectively.

The bragging rights of the 'longest drive' belonged to Michael Wood from Equator Scotland for his cracking shot at the 5th.

The 'longest putt' on the 18th green was holed out by John Laird from Begbies Traynor from all of 25ft.

The eventual winners came from Clydesdale Bank under the guidance of team captain Craig Wilson and bolstered by some fine scoring from Graeme Imrie as they capped their maiden Business Fours event with a victory. 

The winners will have the honour of wearing their new Royal & Awesome Tartan Troos at St Andrews. 

The team competition was close with Brewin Dolphin and Begbies Traynor qualifying behind runners up, Insider.co.uk.

As like Business Fives, Business Fours also raises money for charity - with a donation going to the winners' good cause.

The four charities in the running at the final to win the Business Fours donation are Hospice UK chosen by Clydesdale Bank, CHAS chosen by Insider, the Glasgow Children's Charity Hospital chosen by Begbies Traynor and Winning Scotland Foundation chosen by Brewin Dolphin.

The best performing fourball on the day was captained by Brent Romany from Equator Scotland playing alongside colleague David Petrie, Scott Allan from Brewin Dolphin and Business Fours ambassador Jim Melrose, the former professional footballer shared stories from his playing career during the prize presentation.

Meanwhile there is also Business Fours charity raffle - supported by the Scottish Open.

The Business Fours action continues on Tuesday in Edinburgh on the championship course at Dalmahoy before going down to the Borders for the Construction, Housing and Property event then the qualifying action comes to a close at Aboyne Golf Club in Aberdeen for the Energy event.

There is still time to submit your team here.

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